American group concerned on Ghori's arrest by police
Indian Muslim Council-USA
Indian American group is concerned that Andhra
Pradesh police may have acted without due process in transferring custody
of suspect arrested at airport
Washington D.C., July 20, 2009: Indian Muslim
Council-USA (http://www.imc-usa.org), an advocacy group dedicated towards
safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos, is concerned that the
Andhra Pradesh police may have acted without due process in transferring
custody of the suspect arrested at Hyderabad airport without obtaining a
transient warrant from an appropriate court.
IMC-USA fears that Andhra Pradesh police may have repeated the same
mistakes of the previous arrests and handing over the custody of alleged
accused to police of other states without the oversight of the courts.
According to news from Hyderabad on Jul 19, 2009 Shaukatullah Ghori, has
been arrested as he arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport in
Hyderabad on suspicions of his involvement in Akshardham temple attack.
Mr. Rasheed Ahmed, President of IMC-USA said that "The behavior of the
Andhra Pradesh police as documented in the Andhra Pradesh State Minorities
Commission report compiled by an Independent Commissioner Advocate Ravi
Chander following the illegal arrests and torture of 23 suspects accused
in the Hyderabad bomb blasts in 2007 leaves little confidence in the A.P.
Police's professionalism" Mr. Ahmed added that "I might add that almost
all of these so called terrorists were later found innocent and acquitted
by the criminal courts".
IMC-USA reminds that the draconian law like POTA has produced no positive
results for the security of the nation; it has only made Indian citizens
Indian Muslim Council-USA is the largest advocacy organization of Indian
Muslims in the United States with 10 chapters across the nation.
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